Korn Ferry

Center of Expertise for unparalleled

Corporate Affairs Officers.

Corporate Affairs

Where public sentiment and business strategy intersect.

Korn Ferry’s Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise is a dedicated specialty practice that focuses on helping organizations recruit and select the highest caliber global corporate affairs leaders. In today’s digitally empowered world, reputation can change in an instant. Dissenters and adversaries are smart and well organized, regulators are more involved, and there are no “fire walls” between internal and external audiences. As a result, companies need skilled professionals who not only anticipate and play a strong defense to protect reputation, but are equally skilled at employing smart and strategic plans to advance the agenda and mission of the organization.

We offer a range of solutions to address the specific talent needs within the Corporate Communications, Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Investor Relations functional spectrum including executive search, talent mapping, competency-based assessments, one-on-one coaching, strategic talent design, and succession planning.

Trusted advisors in a shifting world.

Businesses in transformation require skilled communications and public affairs leaders who are attuned to all of the organization’s stakeholders and their interests. They must bring a 360-degree perspective in guiding the strategic narratives and programs that align the business, improve engagement with a wider array of stakeholders, protect reputation, and advance the company’s agenda in the marketplace. Now more than ever, Communications Officers and Chief Government Affairs executives play a critical advisory and integration role in serving the CEO and the executive leadership team. These leaders must have not only the core technical skills, but be creative problem solvers, understand/possess business acumen, as well as have outstanding influencing and diplomacy skills, and the tolerance, energy, and ability to lead through disruptive change.

Center of Expertise for unparalleled Corporate Affairs Officers. 

Korn Ferry is uniquely positioned to serve clients’ needs for the best functional professionals. Our experienced consultants, most of whom are former senior level practitioners, are well networked globally with the candidate universe and seasoned at placing talent at the world’s best-known brands and institutions. The depth of our experience, our deep professional links, as well as our proven process and proprietary talent assessment ensure the highest level of success for our clients. Korn Ferry is the leader in identifying potential, driving development, determining compensation and benefits, accelerating readiness, and energizing transitions. We are the only firm that can help you identify internal and external Corporate Affairs talent while simultaneously developing these leaders through engaging, proven solutions that meet and exceed expectations.

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